General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 15 to 20 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Mexican Plum
  • Fall Plum
  • Bigtree Plum
  • Plum
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Prunus mexicana
  • Synonym: Prunus mexicana var. fultonensis
  • Synonym: Prunus mexicana var. polyandra

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  • Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Sep 19, 2012 2:16 PM concerning plant:
    Prunus mexicana is also a host plant for Tiger Swallowtail butterflies (Papilio glaucus)

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